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Posted on September 25, 2019

3 - 4 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

Bachelor of Arts(Communication, Journalism). Any Nationality

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Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following:
Policy and Strategy Development:
• Prepare policy briefs, status papers on developmental challenges/issues based on secondary review of existing literature for evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue;
• Develop guidelines and national and sub-national strategy in the areas of institutional strengthening;
• Develop institutional and regulatory frameworks to facilitate climate change and adaptation and disaster risk reductioReview policy literature in respect of the subject;
• Formulate strategic national and sub-national development policy and regulatory frameworks;
• Identify barriers and solutions for proposed interventions;
• Identify risks and develop mitigation/management strategies.
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions:
• Prepare conceptual framework/concept note on new area of work/developmental challenge;
• Provide technical assistance in identification of developmental challenges, target areas, beneficiaries and partners and formulation of implementation strategy for UNDP support;
• Provide technical support in development of new interventions/projects with implementation (operational plan, monitoring and resource requirement), institutional, financial and management arrangements;
• Identify issues and barriers, formulate and implement interventions that focus on removing barriers and address issues;
• Conduct studies on project/program highlights, activities and processes involved;
• Prepare project documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs);
• Identify areas/beneficiaries and partners; timing, sequencing of activities; mobilization of finance;
• Conduct gender analysis/assessment to ensure gender mainstreaming and empowerment through all UNDP interventions;
• Prepare project proposals to ensure innovation in concepts, strategies, theory of change, results-orientation using log frames, and incorporation of best practices;
• Develop work plans, budgets, monitoring and procurement plans;
• Review project documents or other project related documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs), for quality assurance.
Research and Documentation:
• Undertake secondary research in the new areas of developmental concern based on review of existing literature;
• Develop research design, research questions and scope of work for undertaking primary research in new areas;
• Document good practices, case studies, innovations and pilot models for wider dissemination and sharing;
• Undertake process documentation of models for up scaling;
• Conduct financial and economic modelling.
Capacity Development/Training:
• Based on capacity assessment, develop Capacity Development Plan to achieve the milestones identified and address the identified capacity gaps;
• Develop target specific training tools/tool-kits and manuals based on training needs assessment;
• Design training curriculum, conduct and/or coordinate training programmes for various stakeholders;
• Carry out capacity assessments of public institutions and government institutions for development of strategic interventions for institutional strengthening;
• Design and delivery of training tool-kits, products etc.;
• Conduct, facilitate and/or coordinate trainings and workshops.
Knowledge Management and Communications:
• Prepare knowledge and communications products related to the projects/programs (Audio, Video and print publication material);
• Review of knowledge products (subject, design and content);
• Prepare and publish featured articles and case studies in publications of the UNDP, other pertinent organizations, academic journals;
• Disseminate knowledge and communications products;
• Develop literature on best practices and case studies;
• Contribute to Communities of Practice (CoP);
Monitoring & Evaluation:
• Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of national and sub-national policies;
• Facilitate community and process monitoring;
• Undertake Baseline and client satisfaction surveys;
• Evaluate precurment technical bids.


Desired Candidate Profile

• Candidates should possess clarity on gender equality concepts, commitment to work in a gender-sensitive manner.
• Good track record in project management.
• Understanding of Government functioning and systems.
• Updated familiarity on various international projects across one or more areas of expertise.
• Working knowledge of objectives-oriented project planning, or results-based management
• Leadership skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills.
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.
• Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work.
• Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet.
• Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
Required Skills and Experience
Education, experience and skills
• Band 1 , Implementation Support: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor Degree in relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
• Band 2 , Specialist Support: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 7 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 3 years of international experience as a requirement.
• Band 3 , Senior Advisory: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 12 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 5 years of international experience as a requirement.
• Demonstrated experience in at least 3 of the following areas: research, analysis, policy support, programme and project development, project management, knowledge management, and/or monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
• Proven experience working with a wide variety of development actors including at least 3 of the following areas: governments, international development organizations ,donors and other funding agencies, private sector entities, and/or civil society organizations including community groups, academia and the media;
• Previous work experience in Kuwait is an asset.
Language Requirements
• Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is a must.
Relevant Field of Education
Degree in Communications, public relations, marketing, media relations, journalism, international relations, development or another relevant communications-related field..



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